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12 Percent of Teens Experience Dating Violence

first_imgOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.INDIANAPOLIS – Romantic notes, hand holding and first kisses – young love is typically full of blissful moments.But that’s not the case for all Indiana teenagers.Colleen Yeakle, coordinator of prevention initiatives for Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says an estimated 12 percent of teens experience some form of dating abuse each year that can result in emotional or social difficulties, physical injuries and trouble learning.“We see a lot of things ranging from physical forms of abuse to emotional abuse, name calling, put-downs,” she explains. “You know, it’s typically a series of behavior used to make the person feel not good about themselves, to feel dependent on their partner, to feel controlled.”The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has designated October Domestic ViolenceAwareness Month.Yeakle says her organization is encouraging parents to talk to their teens about healthy, responsible dating relationships to show them what respectful behavior is so they can give and expect to receive it from a dating partner.Yeakle says a national study found only about 25 percent of parents reported talking with their child about dating relationships. But she says having the conversation can help to prevent dating abuse, and show the child that his or parents’ door is always open.“It’ll let your kids know, ‘You know, we’re here for you as parents if you ever have trouble,’ because you’ve already started having those conversations early,” she says. “You’ve really set the stage to enable your kids to come to you if they are having trouble.”Yeakle stresses engaging in conversations about preventing abuse and standing for healthy behaviors is also important in schools, at sports clubs and youth service organizations.“That’s where kids really learn how relationships work and if we can guide them toward respectful relationship behaviors, we’ll have a lot less abuse to respond to,” she points out.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Frank Kaminsky is having a very good day

first_imgFrank Kaminsky helped Wisconsin win the Big Ten tournament championship and then celebrated like a champion.Kaminsky scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds for the Badgers in their 80-69 victory over Michigan State. He played a key role down the stretch and nailed a three with less than two minutes left in regulation to help get UW to overtime.Undisputed best: Wisconsin captures Big Ten tournament title in thrilling overtime win over Michigan StateCHICAGO – Michigan State was on its way to its second straight and third Big Ten tournament championship in the Read…Then after the final horn sounded, Kaminsky topped it all off by trying to eat confetti. The Big Ten Player of the Year and National Player of the Year candidate then washed it all down with some pizza. Wisconsin secured a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament, and the Badgers will start the Big Dance when the face Coastal Carolina Friday in Omaha, Nebraska.Big Ten championship game breakdown: Wisconsin vs. Michigan StateRecap It was a fairly even first half, as Wisconsin and Michigan State traded baskets and leads throughout the first Read…last_img read more

Four Ex.Co members named on CAF Standing Committees

first_imgFour members of the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Committee have been appointed to serve on Standing Committee’s of the Confederation of African Football.Fred Crentsil, Vice President of the GFA, Emmanuel Kyeremeh, Felix Ansong and George Afriyie will serve on CAF Committees after Caf’s Executive Committee, at its meeting in Cairo on May 15th and 16th 2013 approved their selection following a new system of selection.Crenstil will join the 23-member Organizing Committee for the African Nations Championship, a tournament for home-based players.Kyeremeh was selected onto the Audit Committee as a member. Felix Ansong joins the Organizing Committee for Women’s Football with George Afriyie nominated as a member of the Marketing and TV Committee.Five other Ghanaian officials were also named on other Standing Committees.FA Cup Chairman, Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula will serve on the Organizing Committee for the Inter-Clubs Competition. Former GFA General Secretary, W.K. Agra is on the Legal Affairs.Education and Technical Development Officer of the GFA, Francis Oti Akenteng is on the Technical and Development Committee of CAF as a member.Louis Laryea has been selected as a Zonal Representative for West B for the Referees’ Committee.Supreme Court Judge and former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association’s Appeal Committee, Justice Anin Yeboah has been appointed to serve on Appeal Board, an arm of CAF’s the Legal Body.Their membership will be for the period between 2013-2015.last_img read more

Djalma late strikes denies Tunisia winning start

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Djalma CamposMALIMauritaniaNiam SlititopTunisiaYoussef Msakni Angola have not lost an AFCON opening game in their last 5 edition. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Tunisia 1-1 AngolaNew Suez Stadium, SuezMonday, 24-06-2019SUEZ – Djalma Campos scored with 17 minutez of the game to play and in process, denied Tunisia a win in their group E opener at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday evening as the Desert Foxes drew 1-1 with Angola at the New Suez Stadium.Goal keeper Farouk Mustapha pushed Matues shot into the path of Djalma for the foward to draw Angola level in the game and hand his side a positive start to the tournament.Monday’s clash in Suez saw few clear chances created by either side, with Tunisia captain Youssef Msakni seemingly having stepped up to seal all three points for his team.Naim Sliti was brought down in the penalty area in the first half and Msakni made no mistake with the resulting spot-kick.Angola had the better of the opening 45 minutes but Tunisia took the lead in the 34th minute.A sweeping counter-attack led to Sliti cutting inside Paizo and shaping to shoot, with the defender’s desperate lunge brought him (Sliti) down, leaving Msakni to convert from 12 yards.Gelson Dala fired off target as Angola continued to press, but Srdjan Vasiljevic’s team appeared unable to find a way to break Tunisia down.Msakni had a penalty appeal rejected in the 71st minute when referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa adjudged the striker to have gone down too easily in the area.But Tunisia have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Africa Cup of Nations matches and Angola levelled with its next attack.Tunisia had late chances to retake the lead but, after finding space in the box with some neat footwork, Wahbi Khazri curled his low shot wide, then Msakni drilled straight at Tony Cabaca in added time.The draw sees either side take home a point and await the othe group E game between Mali and Mauritania, to know where they sit on the standings.The Mali vs Mauritania game will be played later on Monday at 11pm.The result means that Tunisia have lost only one of their last 10 opening AFCON games (W4 D5) with that defeat coming at the hands of Senegal in 2007 (0-2)The Desert Foxes have now gone six years with out an AFCON clean-sheet since keeping one in a 1-0 victory over Algeria back in January 2013.Tunisia’s last clean-sheet at AFCON dates back to January 2013.Youssef Msakni has scores two goals in his last three games at AFCON, as many as he managed in his previous 10 matches.Tunisia has scored three of its last six goals at AFCON via the penalty kick.For Angola, they have now lost none of their Five opening games at AFCON (W1 D4).In their next games, Tunisia take on Mali on Friday while Angola squares off with Mauritania the following day.The other games on Monday-Ivory Coast 1-0 South Africa-Mali vs MauritaniaTuesday’s fixtures-Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau @8pm-Ghana vs Benin @11pmComments last_img read more